Gallery Openings and Events

Morton Fine Art Presents Handmade: Made by Hand Group Exhibition

Natalie Cheung, Finding Anna 1, 2016, four 12"x12", watercolor and gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Natalie Cheung, Finding Anna 1, 2016, four 12″x12″, watercolor and gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 28 from 6pm to 8pm

.

Morton Fine Art honors the valued, deliberate and time-consuming art of rendering fine art by hand. In an age of image consumption, Handmade: Made by Hand strives to recall quieter and more contemplative times, when artwork is explored and created with thoughtfulness, intention and consistent devotion to detail and creative process.

Julia Mae Bancroft, Beyond the Pale, 2016, 10"x10", collage, mixed media, and hand-stitching on photograph. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Julia Mae Bancroft, Beyond the Pale, 2016, 10″x10″, collage, mixed media, and hand-stitching on photograph. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

About Julia Mae Bancroft

Photo of Julia Mae Bancroft. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Photo of Julia Mae Bancroft. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Julia Mae Bancroft grew up deeply inspired by nature. In 2009 she moved to Washington DC where she attended The Corcoran College of Art + Design, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 2013. Spending a semester abroad living in London England Bancroft first explored interests in fashion design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art + Design. It was here that she began consistently incorporating hand-stitching into artwork, incredibly moved by the one-of-a-kind practice of couture embroidery. The discovery of this medium in combination with Bancroft’s background in darkroom photography and painting melded into her current mixed media practice.

Natalie Cheung, Finding Anna 1, 2016, four 12"x12", watercolor and gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Natalie Cheung, Finding Anna 1, 2016, four 12″x12″, watercolor and gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

About Natalie Cheung

Photo of Natalie Cheung. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Photo of Natalie Cheung. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Natalie was born in Falls Church, Virginia. She received her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and her BFA in Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; she has been profiled in Washington Spaces Magazine and has her work is represented in numerous collections including the Museum of Fine Art Houston and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Cheung has taught at the George Washington University as well as the Corcoran College of Art + Design and Temple University, Tyler School of Art.

Rosemary Feit Covey,Bones, 2016, 50"x24", mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Rosemary Feit Covey,Bones, 2016, 50″x24″, mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

About Rosemary Feit Covey

Photo of Rosemary Feit Covey. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Photo of Rosemary Feit Covey. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Rosemary Feit Covey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In a career spanning three decades she has exhibited internationally and received countless awards. Ms. Covey is the recipient of both a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship and Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation National Fine Art Award. Ms. Covey’s work is in many major museum and library collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt. In 2007 a large retrospective of Ms. Covey’s science-related work was displayed at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.

Victor Ekpuk,Secret Whispers, 2016, 23"x19", acrylic ink, graphite, collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Victor Ekpuk,Secret Whispers, 2016, 23″x19″, acrylic ink,
graphite, collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

About Victor Ekpuk

Photo of Victor Ekpuk. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Photo of Victor Ekpuk. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

The central theme of my work is the exploration of the relationships, challenges and responses to changes that characterize the human condition. Of particular interest to my project is Nsibidi, an indigenous African system of writing that employs graphic signs, and codes to convey concepts. Inspired by this ancient writings, forms in my works are reduced to basic essence resulting in new symbols or codes in script-like drawings that are used to express contemporary experiences. When combined with Nsibidi signs, these “scripts” also provide the background narrative to my compositions. Most often these narratives are better perceived when they are felt rather than read literally. – Victor Ekpuk

Avi Gupta, Untitled II (from "Color Studies" series), 2014, 24"x16", archival pigment print, edition 1 of 5, courtesy of the artist. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Avi Gupta, Untitled II (from “Color Studies” series), 2014, 24″x16″, archival pigment print, edition 1 of 5, courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

About Avi Gupta

Photo of Avi Gupta. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Photo of Avi Gupta. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Avi Gupta (b. 1982) works as an exhibiting artist and as Director of Photography at US News & World Report where he has over 15 years of experience. Solo museum shows include the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Orlando Museum of Art in the US and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art and Nottingham Castle Museum in the UK. Alongside private collections, his work is held in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s Asia Pacific Center.

 

Nate Lewis, Persevere, 2016, 75"x26", hand-sculpted paper photo print. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Nate Lewis, Persevere, 2016, 75″x26″, hand-sculpted paper photo print. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

About Nate Lewis

Photo of Nate Lewis. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Photo of Nate Lewis. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

Nathaniel Lewis grew up in Beaver Falls, near Pittsburgh, Pa. Born 1985, Nate benefited from the cultural mix of his Trinidad-born father who was raised in Brooklyn and his white American-born mother, raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from VCU with his BSN and has been a practicing critical care nurse for the past five years as well as professional fine artist.

 

 

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Morton Fine Art is located at 1781 Florida Ave. NW. For further information, visit www.mortonfineart.com or contact Amy Morton: [email protected]